Right now in this very moment, life is happening. It may not be the life that you’ve always imagined or the life that you’ve always dreamed of, but you are alive and that in itself is a miracle, so embrace it.

Start living in the moment.

Start smiling at strangers and start telling the people that you care about how you really feel. Stop measuring your own self worth by the pressures of ‘who you think you should be’ and ‘what you think you should look like’ and start appreciating the beautiful person that you are, flaws and all.

Throw away the clock and lose all track of time. Take a day to stop and smell the roses. Start doing all of those things that you’ve always wanted to do, all of those things that make you happy.

Read a book from front to back with no interruptions. Eat cupcakes all day and play your favourite music far too loud. Write a love letter and seal it with a kiss. Stop questioning the bad things that may have happened in your life and start focusing on all of the good things that are yet to come.

All of that anger and all of that resentment that you’ve been feeling, take a deep breath and let it all go. Take off your shoes and walk through the sand. Scream out loud and dance up a storm. Dream your dreams and start believing that without a doubt they are possible, each and every single one of them.

Don’t be afraid to fall in love, the kind of love that makes it hard to breathe. Find someone who makes you happy and hold onto them.

Roast marshmallows and sleep under the stars. Save all of your money and plan a trip around the world. Take photo’s of the good times and cherish them forever. Appreciate old friends and when given the opportunity, try your best to make new ones.

If something is out of your control, do your best not to dwell on the possibilities. Have faith that at the end of the day, whatever is meant to be will be.

Buy a puppy and learn the magic of unconditional love. Send flowers to a stranger, just because you can. Sip tea and take a moment to remember the good old days.

Thank your parents, they’re the reason that you’re here. Tell yourself that you are beautiful, over and over again until you believe it. Compliment a stranger and mean every word that you say. Tell someone that you miss them. Listen to the sound of the rain. Catch a butterfly.

Don’t believe everything that you hear, question life and everything that goes along with it. Have the courage to form your own opinions.

Climb to the top of a mountain and appreciate the beauty of perspective. Stay up all night and then sleep all day. Allow yourself to be inspired and do your best to inspire others. Face your fears. Paint a picture and fill your life with colours.

Walk through a field of bright green grass and spend the day searching for that magical four leaf clover. Volunteer at an animal shelter. Smile, just because you can and sing at a karaoke bar without feeling even slightly embarrassed.

Disregard expectations; do what you want to do and be who you want to be. Bake all day and eat all night. Try something new. Make an idiot out of yourself. Kiss in the rain and jump through the puddles. Make a snowman and then eat his little carrot nose.

Be spontaneous and take the day off work. Drive to the middle of nowhere, just to watch the clouds pass you by. Look at the world through the eyes of a child, simply to remember the magic. Appreciate the little things. Watch the birds fly. Breathe deeply, smile often and laugh uncontrollably.

Live a life that fifty years from now you can look back on smiling, knowing that without a doubt, you took every single opportunity that you were given to make your life unforgettable.

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Every day that we wake up, we are given a second chance to see the world for exactly what it is; a wildly beautiful opportunity to do anything that we want to do and be anyone who we want to be. A chance to make a difference.

So tell me, when the sun comes up tomorrow morning, what exactly are you going to do with your second chance?

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